Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Mixed Media ATC's

I am back today with a few ATCs I created for a swap at the Art for the Creative Mind Yahoo Group.

I started out with some layered backgrounds. I used various scraps of paper, cheesecloth, mesh, and some masking tape.

After this was dry I applied gesso over the layers and added some more masking tape.

Once the gesso was dried I tore off some of the masking tape for a distressed look. I then inked one of the ATCs with Peeled Paint and Dusty Concord Distress ink.

 I applied various acrylic paints to the other ATC. 

On the inked ATC I used the Gel medium transfer technique and applied my bee image to it. I then die cut out a crown using a Tim Hotlz Die. I painted the crown and then scraped away a layered of paint for a distress look. Then added some stickles to the crown because every Queen Bee needs some sparkle on their crown.

On the painted ATC I adhered an image from The Graphics Fairy. I also added some stickles to her crown. I then went around the edge with some Distress Embossing Powder.

And there you have it my 2 mixed media ATCs. I am submitting these to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Around the House. Be sure to stop on over and take a peak at the blog for more wonderful techniques. As always thank you for stopping by.


  1. These are very cool. Love that your tutorials are quick and simple.

  2. I love the way you made your backgrounds. Just beautiful.

  3. Oh love the look of the tape and gesso. So cool! Two great pieces of art!

    The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog DT

  4. Great use of household items! These are gorgeous ATCs! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  5. Love the masking tape and other household items! Great ATC's and thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  6. i just love your ATCs. the textures are really amazing. i especially love the bumble bee, he is great! Thank you so much for playing Around the House with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  7. Beautiful distressing. I love your projects. Thank you for joining with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!